October 14, 2005

Morgan Spurlock; Professional Director or Supersized Actor?

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Morgan Spurlock; actor or serious director? Well, one thingís for sure, the whole serious bit is not for Morgan! His performance at Seton Hill was extremely entertaining and for a guy like myself, who at least attempts to eat right, it was also informative and very interesting. What it was not was professional, unless youíre going for professional comedian. Profanity flowed freely from the stage and the audience roared with laughter a couple of notable times. The missing ingredient for me, however, was an objective other side. Now, Mr. Spurlock had an axe to grind, and we all knew that ahead of time, because most of us watched the documentary, Supersize Me, however, his persuasion did seem the type most commonly displayed on the playground, utterly one sided. Everything McDonalds was ridiculed and even the infamous Big Mac Man from the movie (a tidbit of objectivity here since the Hippie looking Don Gorske was rather slim) was left out of the nightís presentation. Lastly, Louís question was never really answered to his satisfaction, a pat, ďitís in the book, and know Iím moving alongĒ was all he got. Oh well, it was definitely entertainment at its best, although Iím not at all sure that it all got through to me, because afterwards I took Kyra out to eat at Arbys!

Posted by JohnHaddad at October 14, 2005 04:09 PM | TrackBack
Comments

Great entry! You make a great point--what was missing was the other side to the argument. If you're planning on being a reporter, I think you'll be a good one.

Posted by: NancyGregg at October 31, 2005 06:06 PM

Excuse me, but I'm confused about what you mean by "objective other side." I thought you said you saw the documentary, where he had himself checked by 3 different medical professionals, then set dietary parameters for himself, checking in with the medical professionals on a regular basis to get the "objective" assessment on his health.

Sure, Spurlock loves attention, and doesn't love McDonalds, but his documentary contains many "objective" scenes, such as when his cardiologist pleads with him, almost tearfully, to give up the diet because it's taking years off of his life.

When you talk about an "objective other side" you must make sure you're not merely invoking some looney partisan at one end of the spectrum or the other...

The "objectivity" when all is said and done, revolves around your (our) assessment of whatever propaganda we're exposed to.

Posted by: StephenCochran at October 27, 2006 09:24 PM

Excuse me, but I'm confused about what you mean by "objective other side." I thought you said you saw the documentary, where he had himself checked by 3 different medical professionals, then set dietary parameters for himself, checking in with the medical professionals on a regular basis to get the "objective" assessment on his health.

Sure, Spurlock loves attention, and doesn't love McDonalds, but his documentary contains many "objective" scenes, such as when his cardiologist pleads with him, almost tearfully, to give up the diet because it's taking years off of his life.

When you talk about an "objective other side" you must make sure you're not merely invoking some looney partisan at one end of the spectrum or the other...

The "objectivity" when all is said and done, revolves around your (our) assessment of whatever propaganda we're exposed to.

Posted by: Stephen Cochran at October 29, 2006 03:23 PM
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